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Best Worm Composters: Our Top Recommendations
Ever been in the store or scrolling through virtual aisles, surrounded by a puzzling lineup of worm composters, scratching your head, thinking, “Which one is right for me?” With so many options on the table, it’s easy to feel like you’re stuck in a maze, all while you just want to find the perfect home […]
Buy or Make Your Own Compost: Is Composting Worth it?
Ever been torn between swiping your card for a bag of pre-made compost or digging into the DIY dirt right in your backyard? We’ve all been there. Me and my family have been elbow-deep in composting (quite literally) for over four decades. I’ve had my hands in compost piles, vermicomposting bins, and all things organic […]
Compost Worms vs Earthworms: What’s the Difference?
I’ve been knee-deep in the world of worm farming for over four decades. You could say that, during my worm composting adventures, I’ve seen it all when it comes to these wiggly wonders. Today, I want to unravel the difference between compost worms vs earthworms. And, trust me – there’s more to it than meets […]
Worm Bin Options for Red Wigglers: DIY vs. Commercial
Hey there, fellow or soon-to-be vermicomposters! Today, we’re diving deep into the world of worm bins and exploring the two primary options for housing those wiggly wonders – the good old DIY approach and the convenient commercial bins. Red Wigglers are the usual stars of the vermicomposting show, and choosing the right home for these […]
What Can I Feed My Worms? Worm Food Checklist
Alright, folks, let’s tackle the million-dollar question I hear all the time: “What can I feed my worms?” This is one of the most common questions I get from new vermicomposting enthusiasts, so I have decided to come up with a basic list of what you can feed your worms to help you out. The […]
The Environmental Benefits of Red Wiggler Worms: How Vermicomposting Helps Sustainable Gardening
Vermicomposting definitely isn’t a new practice. We’ve been doing it here at Uncle Jim’s for decades. But with the global push for sustainability and with eco-friendly practices growing in popularity, people are finally coming around and acknowledging the environmental benefits of red wiggler worms and composting. In this article, we’ll discuss how vermicomposting supports sustainable […]
How to Grow Worms as Fishing Bait
The cost and inconvenience of buying live bait is a nuisance when fishing with worms. If you only need live worms occasionally, stopping by the bait shop is no big deal. However, frequent worm fishing requires a significant amount of live bait. You save time and money by keeping your own supply of worms on […]
Top Five Best Foods for Composting Worms
Vermicomposting enthusiasts agree overall on what to feed their worms. But I’ve been feeding worms for decades now and know exactly what worms gobble up in a matter of days and what they leave for until they get hungry. In this article, we add our subjective twist as to the top five best foods for […]
Can Red Wigglers Survive Winter?
Jump to Section How Do Worms Survive Winter? Worm Resilience How cold is too cold for a worm bin? The Reality of Worm Composting in Winter and What You Can Do Leave them as-is outdoors Insulate the outdoor bin Partially bury the outdoor bin Move the bin to a warmer place Compost Indoors Frequently Asked […]
Worm Bin Acidity 101: Maintaining Optimal pH of Vermicompost Bins
If you’re worming your way into the world of composting, you already know that creating the perfect environment for your wriggly friends is key for nutrient-rich compost and healthy, wiggly worms. Successful vermicomposting involves keeping the worm bin low-odor and safe for the little squirmers, and a crucial factor in doing so is worm bin […]